We had a fantastic last day of the summer holidays with Newquay’s awesome Epic Fishing http://www.bassfishingtrips.co.uk/ – 07989 496 526. Tim and Corrine are just the perfect hosts – friendly, extremely knowledgeable and they’ll always tailor things to suit their guests.
1) A very bouncy ride two and a half miles out to reach clear water (better than any fairground)
2) William twice hooking four mackerel in one go
3) Tim preparing the freshest sashimi you could possibly imagine
4) Both boys having the courage to eat it (with wasabi) and enjoying it
5) Dolphins swimming alongside the boat (the mother and calf were particularly notable)
6) Catching eight lobsters and a velvet crab (six lobsters had to go back, but we were sent home with the two ‘keepers’
7) A ride into harbour made inaccessible by a low spring tide on a former RNLI inflatable
Tim and Corrine are friends and it was just the four of us with them. Thus this is not their normal package, but having been on their normal two-hour outings, we would wholeheartedly recommend an Epic trip (we’ve always had very good close-up dolphin sightings and gone home with enough fish for tea).
The current boat takes up to 10 people, so if you can get near to the quota, you’ll have them all to yourselves (particularly out of high season). This works well for both them and you. This year they were charging £20 per adult and £10 per child for a good two-hour trip.
Newquay is about an hour and a half from Glebe, but it works well as part of a round trip on an overcast or damp day. Possible itineraries which would work well could include St David’s, Fishguard, Pentre Ifan (Neolithic burial chamber on the Preseli Hills), Mwnt (a pretty church and viewing point), the beaches at Tresaith, Pen Bryn and Llangranog and the Georgian seaside harbour at Aber Aeron.